James has served time for drowning a little boy when he was a child, although the body was never found. A visit from his victim’s mother upon parole sends him on a quest to find the truth. With little time and danger at every turn, James risks his freedom and his life to uncover a trail of sins.
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too often the writing feels contrived, as though it were written to move the plot or advance a motive. the thriller plot stuck fairly close to its genre conventions, and it works very simply, though never feels innovative. what I loved were the films' representations of different varieties of queer experience, which were well observed, e.g. desire which lashes out and retreats; tenderness broken by paranoia.